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What is Screen Printing?

Screen printing is one of our most popular techniques for creating custom printed shirts. It produces high-quality prints and gives us the ability to match Pantone colors to ensure color accuracy. Screen printing is great for at least 25 units of shirt orders because the cost of screens affects the pricing. Hence, this method is more expensive for smaller quantities.

When it comes to screen printing, we have mastered the art of gradients, halftones, fades, and full-color screen prints. Our screen printing services yield impressive results — people often mistake them for DTG printing! We recommend screen printing if you need vibrant colors, quick production, and low bulk pricing. 

We take pride in our efficient screen printing process, smooth operation and top-notch results.

Expect vivid prints, quick turnaround, and secure shipping from our screen print shop to your door.

Screen Printing Services

Quality Plastisol Ink  •  multiple techniques •  Vibrant colors

USA Custom Apparel & T-Shirt Print Company

While we stand behind the quality of our custom print shirts and apparel, it all comes down to reliability. Looking for dependable apparel screen print shops in USA? We take extra measures to ensure that you are fully satisfied with your custom hoodies, shirts and apparel.

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Single & Multicolor

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Vintage & Distressed

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3D Puff

 

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Grayscale Imagery

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Special Effects

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Add-on Merchandise & Shirt Customization Services

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Fold & Bag

Prepare your items for retail finishing.
+$0.50
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Neck Labels

Priced at 1 color Quoted on total quantity
+$10 set up per size
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Color Matching

Create custom ink colors using PMS numbers
+$30.00
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Vector Services

Turn low quality artwork into high-res files
+$30.00
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Ink Change

Mix and match design colors.
+$20.00
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Specialty Inks

Shimmer, metallics, and puff inks available.
+$0.65
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Typically includes fleece, jackets, shorts and bags
+30%
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Water Base

Perfect for soft hand prints and the eco-conscious.
+30%

Recommended Products for Screen Printing

Custom Printed Shirts With Your Design

Every beautiful shirt starts with a design. If a picture speaks a thousand words, then your design is your vision, brand, and message - all in one.

Whether you already have your shirt design or need a second pair of eyes, our team of art experts are ready to assist you. They know how to preserve key design elements while working on your budget.

Send us the image for screen printing if you are ready to design a hoodie or shirt. If we think changes need to be made before production, we'll send you a digital proof before we start printing.

Our Screen Printing Process

We have designed our apparel and shirt customization process to be as efficient and straightforward as possible. 

  • Screen printing: Once we receive your Tshirt designs, our apparel and shirt makers work tirelessly to ensure it comes out as vivid and accurate to your vision as possible. We work with the best inks, colors and materials to achieve your desired look.
  • Drying: Customized shirts are dried at a toasty 320°F to ensure long-lasting results.
  • Quality Checks: Each shirt passes through our eagle-eyed Quality Assurance team. If we see even the slightest imperfection, we will redo the print until we get it right.
  • Shipping: From our screen print shop to your door, your order will be appropriately monitored with tracking details sent out to you. If your order does not arrive on time or you're not satisfied with the results. Contact us, and we'll make it right.

Popular Techniques:

Spot Printing for Solid Colors

This is the most common and least expensive method of screen printing. We recommend spot color printing for shirt designs in solid color’s. Designs in a single color are easy to make with this technique. An example is Coca-Cola’s mostly red logo.

For multiple colors, the right placement of colors is necessary. Dark shirts also require a white under base. For example, a yellow print on a dark shirt requires two colors: white as an under base and yellow for the print. These shirts are done with spot coloring (add example below).

Half-Tone Printing for Gradients 

This special technique requires printing in gradients (also known as the ombre effect). To do this, we use a single color and then make it fade into the shirt’s color. An example is printing a red color with a 50% gradient on white. It will produce red, and then the gradient will fade into the white shirt to give it a pink tint. It’s not magic. It’s halftone printing!

Grayscale Printing for Images

Have you seen how images are printed in newspapers? This is how grayscale printing for garment works. We do full color to BW conversions, usually for white shirts and lighter colored garments. While this method mostly uses black ink, we can also use another dark color if preferred.

Screen Printing FAQs

Will your screen printing come off in the wash?

Absolutely not! The high quality inks we use, mixed with our time-tested screen printing and drying processes, means your shirts will stand up to the tests of time.

Do you offer discounts?

The more you order, the cheaper it gets. We offer price breaks at 50, 100, 250, 500, and 1000 units. Mix and match styles and sizes within your order as long as the design remains the same.

What are set-up fees?

Every color in your design requires it’s own individual screen to be made. The more colors in your design, the more expensive it gets. Reduce colors to reduce set-up fees.

What is an underbase?

An underbase is a layer of white ink that is printed as a “base”
on a dark shirt for other colors to sit on. This gives the top colors more brilliance. Required for all designs on dark garments.

Do you only offer T-shirt screen printing?

Aside from custom shirts, we also offer screen printing services for hoodies, jackets, bags, bandanas, and more!

Make Your Own T-Shirt?

Let's start a new project together. Call us at (855) 942-7636 to learn more about our screen printing process and services.